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L’Ecailler du Bistrot

L'Ecailler du Bistrot seafood restaurant in Paris oysters

L’Ecailler du Bistrot is the sister restaurant next door to Le Bistrot Paul Bert, and their oysters come from owner Gwen Cadoret’s family of “sea farmers.” Their menu is a little pricey, as good seafood restaurants tend to be, but this is a great place to share a massive sole meunière (78€ for 2) or spaghetti with lobster (40€) or a dozen oysters (38€ for three kinds). They also have an affordable lunch special with two courses for 20€ and three for 24€. I recently stopped for a solo lunch on their small terrace and worked my way through a half dozen oysters and a plate of brandade de morue (buttery salt cod and and mashed potatoes) with a green salad before falling in love with a dessert of rosemary roasted figs with rosemary ice cream. It’s a very sweet place, and much easier to book (or walk into) compared to Le Bistrot Paul Bert next door.


22 Rue Paul Bert, 75011
Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Closed Sunday & Monday
Reservations at +33 1 43 72 76 77

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  • Patricia Wells (2014) “I don’t know any better fish restaurant in Paris than Gwen Cadoret’s l’Ecailler du Bistrot… L’Ecailler –- run by this Brittany native with family ties to some of the best oysters around – gets out of that rut, offering fish and shellfish dishes that are original, creative, imaginative, and full of flavor and energy.”
  • John Talbott (2014) “Their Utah Beach oysters are exceptional but their fish dishes are not always on target… at 19€ [for lunch] it’s quite a bargain.”
  • Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2012) “… despite the eyebrow-raising prices I still had – and continue to have – a great deal of confidence in owner Bertrand Aboyneau’s supremely savvy restateurism. It was a lovely meal…”
  • Simon Says (2010) “… calme, apaisé avec son ardoise de poissons du jour.”
  • Les Grands Ducs (2009) “Des Spéciales du Belon n°3 (quasiment introuvables à Paris, avec un parfum de noisette ultra-percutant), des Utah Beach n°3 (iodées, charnues et tendres comme je les adore)…”
  • John Talbott (2008) “Go? Yes for the oysters and white wine.”


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